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'Jeopardy's' Arthur Chu, of All People, Nails the Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerd Problem with Shows like 'Big Bang Theory'

By Geek Girl Diva | Pajiba Love | May 29, 2014 |


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Laverne Cox is on the cover of Time Magazine. How cool is that? But was the decision motivated by PR? (The Mary Sue)

This is unexpected, but Arthur Chu — of all people — better explains what I think Ann Hornaday was trying to say about Seth Rogen’s movies, only he applies it to the likes of Big Bang Theory and Sixteen Candles. Basically, these movies encourage nerds to stalk unattainable women. “Fixating on a woman from afar and then refusing to give up when she acts like she’s not interested is, generally, something that ends badly for everyone involved. But it’s a narrative that nerds and nerd media kept repeating.” (The Daily Beast)

Did the shake up on Ant-Man happen because Marvel is worried about having another “weird” movie after Guardians Of The Galaxy? (Lainey Gossip)

Scout Willis went topless in NYC and Instagrammed it. There was a point to this beyond BOOBIES. A very, very important one. (DListed)

This utterly adorable octopus backpack looks like it’s hugging you when you wear it. (Fashionably Geek)

It looks like Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino may finally be boinking. I’m pleased by the news. I dunno, I think they fit. They’re as delicious together as a $5 milkshake. (Celebitchy)

The gag reel for season 2 of Hannibal surfaced and Dustin jumped all over it. My personal favorite moment involved Laurence Fishburne and comes right around the 4:38 mark. (WG)

Dustin also has things to say about AMC’s new Halt and Catch Fire, which he compares weirdly to Suits. (Uproxx)

The cast of The Wonder Years reunited to announce news of the DVD release and took pictures together that are totally awesome and make me feel all nostalgic. (/Film)

Elle Fanning wore Elie Saab to the Maleficent premiere dressed like a real life Aurora, in a good way. (GFY)

Beach reading time has arrived. Here’s 10 highbrow options. (Flavorwire)

Bookstores…one of the few places where it’s still a good idea to go home with a stranger. In this case, an excellent idea. Lemondrop gives five stars to Moon Palace by Paul Auster, a book she picked up on a whim. (Cannonball Read 6)

Voice actor H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers, Archer) live dubbed 2001: A Space Odyssey as Hal 9000. It is perfection. (Nerd Approved)

A couple of readers of ours (HI MICHELLE) were involved in this prank flash-mob marriage proposal, and we didn’t realize it was a prank the first time we watched, and holy shit, awkward.

Geek Girl Diva has dabbed on her Snake Oil and is off to cause trouble.


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